Re: Death of the DBA

From: zigzagdna <>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 22:31:51 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 24, 10:07 am, Helma <> wrote:
> On Aug 24, 3:22 pm, "geoff" <> wrote:
> > All the answers are off base, the biggest threat is, the job is shipped off
> > to some country where the employer can pay $2 or $3 per hour.
> > --g
> Until a few years ago, i only saw developers work going to third world
> countries, but lately i see more and more offers about DBA work that's
> being done remotely. I assume it's the junior stuff, such as user
> administration, space management etc. But who has figures on this
> trend?

I have worked in several telecom and pharma companies in US, and greatest threat to IT is greedy managers who off shore everything in IT to India. In my current company: development, Oracled dba, sql dba, networking, windows administartion, unix adminsitartion, everything is done by HCL India or Tata Consultanacies, India.
 Big companies save lot of money by sending everything to India and now days Brazil. If quality of these comanies was so bad, comanies really won't be sending these jobs.

 It is very difficult to keep your technical skills alive when you are taken off from your technical jobs and given a job to do some or other kind of status reporting (gloraified name project management). Having been in USA for last 30 years, I see a grwoing trend of companies wanting their employees to do any technical work. Received on Thu Aug 27 2009 - 00:31:51 CDT

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